Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has charged members of All Progressive Congress, APC, loyal to him to stay alert ahead of the party primaries in the state.
Amosun, a senatorial aspirant, had imposed himself as Ogun Central candidate and House of Representative member, Abdulkabir Akinlade, as the governorship candidate including Lekan Mustapha as the party’s Ogun–East senatorial candidate and his Chief of Staff, Tolu Odebiyi as that of Ogun- West among others.
The imposition, which was met with outrage caused the National Working Committee to order the party in the state to elect its candidates via direct primaries.
Ahead of the said event, Amosun at MTR Hall in Abeokuta on Monday, told his supporters to be battle ready.
His word: “Don’t worry because of them. This position we are today is by the benevolence of God; we are more now, we have the government, we have the party and we have the people.
“They have been trying all the tricks in the book, they will have trouble having 10 or five per cent of the people. If they do it one million times, the result will be the same.
“The disgrace they got last time (2015) will be more this time.
“Keep your gunpowder dry, we will mobilise you with the necessary logistics when the time for the governorship primary comes. If they are making kurukere moves, tell them that they will be disgraced. We are on the ground here.
“Nobody is going to kill anybody, if you have the love of Ogun State, don’t de-market it. Nobody will kill anybody. We are ready for them, I am the chief security officer of the state, and we are waiting for them.